Antibiotic prophylaxis may have negative effect on safety of intravitreal injections

MILAN — A low rate of endophthalmitis after anti-VEGF intravitreal injections can be achieved without the use of preoperative and postoperative antibiotics. Antibiotic prophylaxis might, in fact, have a negative impact on the safety of the procedure, according to a speaker here.Alexander J. Brucker, MD, was awarded the Gian Battista Bietti SOI Medal Lecture 2013 at the annual joint meeting of Ocular Surgery News and the Italian Society of Ophthalmology.

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